Seen it, I will physically change the HDD when the warranty expires, just wanted to know if I could connect a 1TB WD drive with SATA interface straight into the back of the HD box with the minimum of fuss?
Balls!If you are talking about using the external interface on the rear of the HD box then the answer is simple "NO".
Well, maybe not. Did you consider it might be possible to remove the internal hard drive and route its sata connector to the socket in the back? If you could do this, it would mean you could swap external drives when you want thus archive as much material as you wish. Similar to the terrabyte thread....If you are talking about using the external interface on the rear of the HD box then the answer is simple "NO".
It's connected, just not activated. It's assumed that at some time Sky will activate it via fimware. IIRC Sky have said that they intend to allow external hard drive connection via the Sata socket at some point in time. Loz is the man for the detail if he's around.Is the "SATA" socket on the back of the box actually connected to anything internally?
If not what was the point of the socket!!
Well not reallyLoz is the man for the detail if he's around.
Sorry mate, I just remembered that you knew where the reference material was!Well not really
All I did previously was link to the statements by Sky that they would be enabling the SATA port in future - but they gave no timescale...
The only good thing was they also said there would be nothing proprietary about it - you would be able to buy your own HDD and plug it in, not only some expensive sky add-on...
Use a hair dryer and gently heat the warranty sticker to remove it, it comes off relatively easy. Stick it back on next to the screw hole rather than on it. If you have to, it is then simple enough to put it back in its original position.Be brave, upgrade the internal drive straight away, you'll soon get fed up with the lack of capacity if you don't.
And if it goes wrong under warranty change the drive back and phone Sky. I honestly don't believe they'd ever get back to you because the warrany sticker, hidden under the drive caddy, was removed.
Yes. Although all DVDRs with hard drive will allow you to edit any trailers and ad breaks without watching the whole programme before burning to DVD disc. So you wouldn't need to transfer to PC.Thanks, if i got a DVD recorder with a HDD could i copy them to that machine and then record them to DVD at leisure with out having to watch them? So i could load them to a DVDR and then edit them on PC to take the trailers and stuff out.
Yes, but you can get equivalents for a lot less.How about this external drive....http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=291170&sourceid=2008